A Cardano Stake Pool for those Starting Out or Finding a New Home

Operated by a team of IT professionals looking to help decentralize the future with Cardano, while giving back to the global community at the same time


Our Committment

To Cardano and every individual who trusts us to delegate their ADA


Our team of four IT professionals are dedicated towards investing our time and money to operate this pool effectively. Whether it's maintaining the pool's infrastructure, this website, or answering your questions, we are here for you.

Pledged ADA

We have gradually accumulated a modest amount of ADA as a team and are proud to pledge 100K+ ADA to our pool. While it's not as impressive as the large pools, rest assured we are just as committed.


Is important to ensure the pool is always ready to produce blocks. So we invested our time and funds into one of the most reliable and secure providers available on the market, Microsoft Azure.

Long Term

We plan to be pool operators for years and the exciting decades to come. Cardano is changing the global narrative and we want to contribute to that vision: For ourselves, our children and future generations.


Giving Back

We want to contribute to Cardano and take part in helping our global community at the same time


One of the great aspects of Cardano is their goal to give back to the people, especially the unbanked population in the world.


We share that vision and will commit to donating 5% of our pool operator rewards every month to a different charity.

Helping Others

Our team hopes that one day we can use decentralized finance (DeFi) to make an impact on the lives of others across the world.


Until that goal is achieved, we are strong supporters of Kiva and will commit 5% of our pool operator rewards every month to funding loans to borrowers on kiva.org.


We see Cardano as a paradigm shift towards a more connected world, a global community. 


So, whether you are looking for your first stake pool or a seasoned delegator, feel free to connect with our team on Telegram or learn more about Cardano in our knowledge base.

The above are our goals we'd love to accomplish every month, so once we have earned our first block rewards, we can't wait to get this started! 

Come back to this section in the future and we'll have links to the charities and loans we've provided =)

Stake with Mahalo Pool


If you have decided to stake with our pool: Thank You / Mahalo!

Setting up a wallet and storing your seed phrase / private key can seem daunting at first, but as we all get more comfortable in becoming our own bank, it's a worthwhile endeavor.

Step 1

Install an ADA Staking Wallet

Install one of the wallets shown on the right and ensure you store the seed phrase safely. If someone gets access to your seed phrase, they will have access to your ADA, so ensure you download a wallet from its official site.

Step 2

Transfer ADA

Get the public address/key of your staking wallet. Then transfer ADA from an exchange or wallet into your staking wallet.

Step 3

Find MAHLO in the Pool List

In your staking wallet, navigate to the staking area and look for Mahalo Pool in the pool list by searching for our ticker: "MAHLO". Once you have found the pool, you may delegate the ADA in your wallet to the pool. 


Note: Your ADA never leaves your wallet. You are delegating or informing the network that your ADA is allocated to a certain pool, so no transfer of ADA ever occurs.

Step 4


Once you have staked/delegated your ADA, it will join the active stake in two epochs (around 6-10 days). Once your ADA is active, you will be eligible for rewards if our pool is elected to produce a block.


Rewards are calculated once the epoch is completed and will be deposited into your wallet after one more epoch. In short, it can take upwards to 16 - 20 days to get your first rewards, but after that it will be approx. every 5 days.

Learn More About Rewards


Daedalus is a full node wallet. This means that unlike light wallets (e.g.Yoroi, Adalite etc.) Daedalus downloads a full copy of the Cardano blockchain and independently validates every transaction in its history. That way you get maximum security and completely trustless operation, without centrally hosted 3rd party servers.



AdaLite allows you to access your funds using a hardware wallet. It currently supports Trezor model T, Ledger Nano X and Ledger Nano S.



Yoroi is a light wallet for Cardano. There is no need to download the blockchain when you open the wallet. So you are ready to send and receive transactions right away.

Our Pool Fees Per Epoch



Fixed Fee


Of Block Rewards

Variable Fee

Our Journey

Profound Impact

Every once in a while something comes along that just feels right and inspires you to be a part of it. Charles Hoskinson and Cardano was that moment for us.  

Like Charles, we truly believe that this technology can have a profound impact on the world and we wanted to be a part of the journey.  


With over 50 years of combined IT experience ranging from systems administration, software development, and 3D graphics, we wanted to set up a Cardano pool infrastructure that was reliable, robust, and scalable. 



This is why we chose Azure as our cloud-hosted cardano pool solution.  We have committed our time and finances to ensure our pool is top-notch.  

Choosing a Pool Name

One word came to mind as we embarked upon this journey:  gratitude.  

We are truly thankful that we have won the 'geographic lottery', as Charles often says.  We are blessed to have been given the opportunity to be a part of something special; something that is aligned not just with monetary gain, but also the greater good.  

This is why we chose to call our pool 'Mahalo' - a Hawaiian word that has many meanings that are aligned with our values: thanks, gratitude, admiration, praise and respect.

Stake with Mahalo Pool

If you choose to stake with us, know that we are in it for the long haul and fully committed to Cardano's success. Mahalo! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by our Telegram

One of our team members will try their best to assist you